How dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth in a permanent and long-term manner
- Posted on: Mar 30 2019
At the practice of Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall, dental patients in the community of Ardmore, PA have options when it comes to tooth replacement. In many cases, when patients want a permanent, stand-alone solution to the loss of a single tooth, they choose dental implants.
Understanding dental implants
Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall is pleased to provide placement and restoration of dental implants. These restorations are tiny rods that are made of titanium metal, a material that is biocompatible with the body. These posts are placed during implant surgery into the bone of the jaw, stimulating bone growth through a process called osseointegration. This solidifies the implant into the bone, allowing it to last a lifetime with proper care.
Dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement because of their longevity. They are a wise investment for patients who want something permanent and who are going to be taking care of their smile each and every day. Many patients love the ability to have their teeth replacement with a restoration that does not require much attention outside of brushing and flossing after every meal and routine evaluations by the dentist.
Who is ac candidate for dental implants?
Any patient who wants to replace missing teeth and do so in a permanent way may be considered for the placement of a dental implant. However, it should be noted that dental implants do require sufficient bone to be present in the jaw to ensure that the implant can take hold and be successful. Patients interested in dental implants but who are missing bone may ask about getting a referral to a specialist who could provide bone grafting to prepare the smile for implants in the future.
Ready to speak to a professional about dental implants?
Take all the time you need to educate yourself further on these amazing restorations available at the practice of Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall. Her facility is located in Suburban Square at 32 Parking Plaza, Suite 602 in the area of Ardmore, PA. Patients can speak to the front office team to book a consultation at (610) 649-0696. The practice is always accepting new and existing patients seeking dental care for their smile.
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